With a firm conviction for environmental preservation, we make every effort to reduce our CO2 emissions and recycle our waste output. We ensure the traceability of our fabrics and guarantee that our suppliers share the same human, social, and environmental values. We treat all wastewater onsite thanks to our integrated treatment plant. By using natural materials from responsible agriculture, we are committed to developing long-lasting and qualitative products in an effort to reduce the impact of fast fashion on the environment. For an ethical and sustainable world: our vision and our objective.
A sustainable production
The future of Velcorex: ethics, traceability, and proximity
We produce more and more of our fabrics in Europe and maintain a strong link with local weavers, despite the increasing delocalisation of European expertise.
For a sustainable agriculture that preserves the soil and promotes an ethical code that respects growers around the world, we work exclusively with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).
Today, aware of the ecological impact of the textile industry throughout the world, we value a low carbon footprint and the European production of our greige fabric. We have shared this approach with our Alsatian sister company Emanuel Lang since 2019 in an unprecedented project, that of the rehabilitation of the linen sector in France.
A circular economy
Waste recovery: treat, recycle, reuse
All of our waste output is recycled by local treatment specialists.
Our integrated wastewater treatment plant allows us to treat the industrial waste from dyeing, resulting in the discharge of clean water.
Our textile waste is reprocessed in Belgium by a company that transforms it into insulation, and our unsold goods are offered to resellers.
The fibre dust from the finishing process is recycled by a local sorting company, as well as all of our cardboard, used plastics, and chemical products.
Transport pallets are dismantled and shred by a local company that recycles the wood into plywood and firewood.
Every action counts
We have launched a 360° project that affects every step of production.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a globally standardised testing and certification system for all textile products at all stages of processing, as well as for all ancillary materials. It ensures the absence of substances that may be harmful to health in textile products.
Alsace terre textile
This certification ensures a local manufacturing process that respects traditional methods along with the environmental, social, and ecological values of French production.
Better Cotton Initiative
L’initiative Better Cotton a pour objectif de rendre la production mondiale de coton meilleure pour The Better Cotton initiative aims to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, for the environment in which it thrives, and for the future of the sector by developing Better Cotton as a durable base product. The BCI certificate ensures the use of ethical and sustainable cotton and guarantees its traceability.
Global Organic Textile Standards
Le référentiel sur les GOTS is recognised as a global benchmark for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria throughout the organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria.
Organic Content Standard
OCS certification guarantees the presence of certified organic fibres in a finished product. It establishes an unlimited and transparent traceability from source to finished product, along with regular controls by an accredited body.
REACH ( Registration, Evaluation, Autorisation of Chemicals ) is a European Union regulation adopted to better protect human health and the environment against the risks of chemical substances. The REACH label regulates the use of chemical substances and guarantees the absence of substances harmful to health and the environment in textile products.
Archroma’s Earthcolors technology creates fully traceable biosynthetic dyes from natural waste agriculture and medicinal plants, leaving the edible part available for food consumption. It provides an ecological and natural dyeing process without risks to health and in respect of the environment.
We support and apply the actions proposed by the United Nations within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals project.